Collaboration with Fort Wayne churches and organizations is a stated goal of Grace’s strategic plan. To that end, Grace actively serves with several organizations and churches and we desire to increase these opportunities for service.
Once a month a small but dedicated group from Grace assists Faith Lutheran, a downtown church, by serving dinner to families in need. Food items are collected at Grace for Faith Lutheran’s food pantry on the third Sunday of each month. This is such a blessing to families in need, and the generous donations for the Faith & Light Food Pantry at Faith Lutheran Church have been remarkable. We are so grateful to each of you who contribute food and/or money to this worthy ministry, and the folks at Faith Lutheran have been blown away by your generosity. Please mark the dates below for food drop off, or if you wish you may make a financial contribution by offering cash or a check made out to Faith Lutheran Church (“food ministry” in the memo line.) You may drop the check off at Grace as well, or mail directly to:
Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 E Pettit Ave, Fort Wayne IN 46806
You can bring your food donations anytime during the month to put in the box in the narthex, when you come for services, or at the church office during weekly office hours.
Members of Grace go to Faith Lutheran one Wednesday night a month to help serve meals.
These nonperishable items are most needed by food banks, including the ministry at Faith Lutheran Church:
- peanut butter, large and small jars
- canned fruit
- canned meats any size – chicken or tuna
- canned beans
- hearty canned stews and chili
- pancake mix
- crackers – either Saltines or Ritz
- toothpastes & bars of soap
Other recent donation projects:
The Grace Episcopal congregation partnered with a local elementary school to provide Christmas gifts for local families.
A friendly neighborhood Girl Scout invited Grace to contribute to a diaper drive for SCAN, a local organization that helps families and children in crisis.